"We should have fought for equality, not integration"

Lauren Graham (17) talks with her grandmother Lavonda Graham (77) about racism and segregation in Milwaukee. In her eyes, integration wasn't so great for us and still isn't today. Join us as we uncover the truth in Milwaukee and its...

Beto O'Rourke and Rus Bradburd

Friends Beto O’Rourke (50) and Rus Bradburd (63) discuss the Segundo Barrio neighborhood in El Paso, Texas, the intersection of politics and sports and integration efforts in El Paso.

Patti Palmer and Danny Bell

Danny Bell (73) talks to his friend Patti Palmer (61) about his life growing up in a Native American community in North Carolina. He shares the untold story of the American Indian and he talks about the importance of bringing...

Allie Saxon and Sheereen Brown

Allie Francis Saxon (90) has a conversation with her great niece Sheereen Brown (30) about being one of the first black students to attend Emory University.

Parents and Students on School Integration

National Coalition on School Diversity #NCSD2017 participants Courtney and Aneth share why they joined the school integration movement

Sandra Bailly and Robin Lualdi

Friends Sandra Bailly (53) and Robin Lualdi (82) talk about their families meeting each other through the METCO Program and reflect on the special relationship they have continued to foster for 48 years.

Amanda Stone, Natalie [No name given], and Tanya Smith-Sreen

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Amanda Stone (30), Natalie [No name given] (33) and Tanya Smith-Sreen (25) share about their Peace Corps Guatemala experience. They talk about some of the challenges they faced as Peace Corps Volunteers as well as what...

Equality Through Education

Phyllis Wimberly ( My Grandmom ) spent her 40 year career as a Washington DC public school teacher integrating her AP English classes. As an activist and teacher her goal was to send kids to college that wouldn’t have otherwise...

Andrew Sonner

Andrew Sonner (age 88) interviewed by his daughter and granddaughter.

Integrating the Norfolk Police Department

My father, Rudolph Burwell Sr, was one of early group of black police officers that joined the Norfolk Police Department in 1968. This is his story of his experience.

Vernon Frank Reeves and Sherri Taylor

Sherri Taylor (67) interviews her father, Vernon Frank Reeves (96), about what it was like being an educator in Okeechobee County, Florida during integration. They also talk about Vernon's childhood in Okeechobee and remember some characters from his hometown.

Patrice Wright-Lewis and Raina Moseley

Raina Moseley (17), a rising senior at Atlanta's Pace Academy, talks with history teacher, Patrice Wright-Lewis (56), about race and racism.

Part 3: From India to the USA: My grandmother’s story

Part 3: My grandma and I continued our conversation, talking about politics in the 1970s and positive moments in her life. Additionally, we talked about lessons she learned when teaching at a Milwaukee Public School.

Interview with Eric

Eric Peterson speaks on growing up in Norfolk, VA, his family life, and his love for learning.

Alison Benders and Margaret [No Name Given]

Friends and colleagues Alison Benders (65) and Margaret [No Name Given] (65) talk about their Catholic upbringings and their experiences with religion in adulthood. They reflect on what pilgrimage, faith, and community have meant to them.

Ajita Bhat and Alex Wu

Creating Community Through Sharing Stories: Ajita Bhat reflects on her immigration to America in the pursuit of higher education, and how her impressions of the country has evolved. After settling in Andover, she quickly found community, and eventually became the...

Suzanne Hittman and Mike Hoge

Former colleagues Suzanne Hittman (92) and Mike Hoge (74) speak about their roles in Seattle's desegregation efforts.

Susan Gardner and Lillian Gardner

Susan Gardner (65) speaks with her mother, Lillian Gardner (98), about their lives in Tennessee during the time of school desegregation. The two discuss the integrated Girl Scout troop they were involved in and experiencing the first year of school...

Jarrod Sport and Donald Felder

Jarrod Sport (37) interviews conversation partner and new friend Dr. Donald Felder (73) about his personal experience with school desegregation.